Whether and How to Appeal a PTO Final Refusal: TTAB and Beyond
Navigating Ex Parte Appeals, Civil Actions in District Court, and Appeals to the Federal Circuit
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on appealing final refusals by the Trademark Office, understanding key considerations, and evaluating the avenues of appeal. The panel will discuss lessons from successful appeals and offer strategies for navigating the appeals process.
- Responding to a final refusal
- Request for reconsideration
- TTAB ex parte appeal
- Appeal to the district court
- Appeal to the Federal Circuit
- Lessons from successful appeals
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors must counsel consider when determining whether, when and where to appeal?
- What impact do recent decisions have for trademark applicants when deciding the best route to challenge a TTAB decision?
- What strategies should counsel implement to increase the likelihood of success on appeal?
Jane F. Collen
Ms. Collen has more than 30 years of experience counseling clients across a wide range of intellectual property... | Read More
Ms. Collen has more than 30 years of experience counseling clients across a wide range of intellectual property matters, focusing on the adoption, protection and enforcement of trademark rights. She has taken on leadership roles in various professional associations, including the International Trademark Association — and has chaired numerous subcommittees. Ms. Collen lectures frequently on numerous IP law topics, including brand protection and enforcement, domain name disputes and other legal issues affecting the World Wide Web.Close
Jess M. Collen
Mr. Collen has been active in IP practice for 25 years and is highly involved in the profession, having acted in many... | Read More
Mr. Collen has been active in IP practice for 25 years and is highly involved in the profession, having acted in many capacities, including as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the INTA. His areas of practice include trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, federal court litigation, and actions before the USPTO. Mr. Collen’s experience includes anti-counterfeiting, patent litigation, licensing, software protection, and other related matters.Close